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Alphabet Stories March 16

The world of Star Trek featured a handheld device that was used to scan the health of patients. In 2014, it came to light that Alphabet’s “Moonshot Factory” was trying to create such a gadget, with that effort currently housed in Verily Life Sciences. It has now emerged that the X division was working on another tricorder project in 2019, but has since canceled “Maya.”

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Alphabet Stories February 2

Alphabet today announced Q4 2020 earnings with $56.9 billion in revenue. These numbers range from October to December, and include the holiday season.

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Alphabet Stories January 21

One of X’s more well-known projects used balloons to deliver internet service to areas that lack existing network infrastructure. Alphabet announced today that it was shutting down Loon given difficulties commercializing the effort.

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Alphabet Stories January 4

Following the firing of AI researcher Timnit Gebru in December, more than 225 Google employees in the United States have announced that they have formed a union, a first within Alphabet’s umbrella.

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Alphabet Stories October 29, 2020

Alphabet today announced Q3 2020 earnings with $46.2 billion in revenue. These numbers range from July to September, and includes the continuing impact of COVID-19.

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Alphabet Stories August 21, 2020

Report: Alphabet considered TikTok investment as part of group bid

TikTok is currently looking for a buyer before the November 12th deadline imposed by President Trump. The social media service will be banned unless there’s an acquisition, and many companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Twitter have been rumored to be in the running. A new report today says that Alphabet looked into making a TikTok investment as part of a broader group bid.

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